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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 14, 2010 5:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Illegal Movie Serials at the Internet Archive

The renewal window was far more complicated before the 1976 copyright act came into force. For a film to be timely renewed, it had to be renewed between the 27th and 28th anniversary of the calendar day of registration based on the year in notice not the year of registration.

For Capt America, some films contain a 1943 and some a 1944 date in notice. The renewal time limits would be:
Eps 1-3 were reg'd 31 Dec 43 and needed to be renewed between 31 Dec 70 and 31 Dec 71 (1943 Notices)
Eps 4-10 were reg'd 23 Feb 44 and needed ro be renewed between 23 Feb 71 and 23 Feb 72 (1944 Notices)
Eps 11-15 were reg'd 5 Feb 1944 and needed to be renewed between 5 Feb 71 and 5 Feb 72 (1944 notices)

After 1978, the renewal limit became the end of year for the 28th calendar year after the date in notice.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2010-06-14 12:44:15